it reflects that we have wildly different interests.I also tend to steer clear of ones that include their astrological sign. In those cases, I might not avoid them just based on what’s in their profile.Because when you’re dating online, which is an extremely competitive medium, you need every advantage you can get.

Make Sure That Your Profile Username Doesn’t Reduce You to a Certain Interest or Hobby I am not a fan of usernames that suggest that all there is to you is a certain hobby or a certain interest that you like to engage.

This is why I would suggest that you avoid such usernames as “NYCrunner” or “photographyjunkie” or “scubadiver75”, or “mathteacher101”.

While the username is sometimes an afterthought for online daters, I encourage you to instead think of it more as an executive summary.

It is one additional chance to share an extra tidbit about yourself in online dating land.

If I gave you these four online dating usernames (all made up, of course), which profile do you think you’d click on?

I’d venture to say, solely based on the username, that you’d choose the third or fourth one.Although your username alone might not get you to meet the man or the woman of your dreams, having a catchy username for your dating profile that says that you are not just another boring, average Joe, or a female version thereof, is a good idea.Here are a three, simple practical tips on how to choose an intriguing username and just as importantly – how to make sure your username doesn’t make your profile less attractive: 1.There’s nothing unique, memorable or distinguishing. One of my favorite usernames was The Goose Whisperer, written for a client named Bobbi in 2005. So if you’re wondering how to come up with a clever name that gets attention, and attracts a like-minded person with a great sense of humor, I have an exercise that can help you come up with usernames just like the ones I mention above.Bobbi had a farm with geese in the yard and instead of using The Horse Whisperer, which was way too overdone, we changed one word to great effect. It’s in Volume 2 of my Finding the One Online audio series, and is the cherry on top of your new online dating experience.If I get back into online dating, I’ll probably try to come up with something more clever.